Deploying to Uttarakhand, India

India, 29 Jul – Over the past month, serious flooding in Uttarakhand state in Northern India has left over 3,000 dead, 11,000 missing and 100,000 people evacuated from homes to escape flooding and landslides. Described as the heaviest in 80 years, the mountainous region and ongoing nature of the flooding makes access a challenge.  Save the Children India requested assistance from MapAction . A team was deployed to Delhi on Saturday 27th July and will travel to Dehra Dun, capital of the state on Monday. The team will work with Save the Children India on logistical and monitoring requirements, and coordinate with other organisations such as SEEDS and the Digital Humanitarian Network to ensure data is shared as widely as possible.

(Photo: Hindustan Times)